Giulio Cesare Procaccini

Bologna 1574 - 1625 Milan
Price range
500,000 – 3,000,000 USD
Giulio Cesare Procaccini was a leading representative of the Lombard baroque school. His œuvre illustrates the pivotal moment when Milanese painting shifted away from a superannuated Mannerism to its own brand of Baroque.

Procaccini’s works display a unique hybrid quality, somehow reconciling languages as diverse as the Mannerism of Parmigianino (1503–1540) and Rubens’ (1577–1640) Baroque. He collaborated with Francesco Mazzucchelli (1573–ca.1626) called Morazzone and Giovanni Battista Crespi (ca. 1575–1632) known as Cerano. Together they represented major figures in the propagation of intensely religiose images in Milan at a time of the spiritual revival led by Cardinal Federico Borromeo. His work influenced other contemporaries such as Tanzio da Varallo (1575/80–1632/33) and Daniele Crespi (1597/98–1630).

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Top 3 auction prices

557,435 $
1,056,877 $
1,272,000 $
Books on Giulio Cesare Procaccini

Hugh Brigstocke, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Turin, 2020.

Nancy Ward Neilson, Giulio Cesare Procaccini: disegnatore, Busto Arsizio, 2003.

Hugh Brigstocke, Procaccini in America, New York, 2002.

Marco Rosci, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Soncino 1993.

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